The harvest pace has been very slow-going near Wimbledon, North Dakota. Farmer Mike Clemens says a combination of late planting and hail damage set the bean and corn crops back. “Not much has been happening. Some neighbors have been trying to take off dry beans, but they’re at 18-19 percent moisture,” says Clemens. “No corn has been taken off in the area because it’s very wet. Hand-shelled samples are around 30-35 percent moisture.” Some soybeans have been harvested, and farmers are pleasantly surprised by early yields. “Seems like the soybeans are coming off 10 bushels per acre better than expected.”
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